Due to the Council Election, Central Goldfields Shire will be in the caretaker period from 22 September to 24 October. In accordance with the Local Government Act, Council will conduct its business as per the Election Period Policy. This means this website will only be updated with essential information.
For COVID-19 community information - including changes to restrictions, services and support available - visit
Residents will soon receive their 2020/21 rate notice. For more information on rates, how to pay and our COVID-19 Financial Hardship Policy visit
Information on how to register your pet including microchipping and desexing
A guide to local laws surrounding pet and animal ownership in the Central Goldfields Shire.
Residents are allowed to keep up to two dogs and/or two cats without a permit in a residential area and up to six dogs and four cats in a rural/farming area.
The Central Goldfields Shire Pound is Council-owned and operated and cares for hundreds of lost and surrendered animals every year, including cats, dogs and various livestock including sheep, pigs, horses, poultry and cattle.
The Central Goldfields Shire Pound is an ideal place to visit if you are looking for a new animal addition to the family.
The Central Goldfields Shire has one designated 'Off-Leash Dog Park' area where dogs can socialise and meet other dogs and owners can make new friends too.
Livestock on roads pose a great danger to motorists. If you own or provide agistment for livestock, you must set up and maintain adequate fencing so the animals you keep on your land cannot escape.
If you find an injured domestic animal or livestock, contact our Local Laws team.
Central Goldfields Shire Council
Customer Service Centre, 22 Nolan Street, Maryborough,
Victoria, 3465, Australia
Phone: 03 5461 0610
For refunds please contact our offices on 03 5461 0610
Central Goldfields Shire Council acknowledges the ancestors and descendants of the Dja Dja Wurrung. We acknowledge that their forebears are the Traditional Owners of the area we are on and have been for many thousands of years. The Djaara have performed age old ceremonies of celebration, initiation and renewal. We acknowledge their living culture and their unique role in the life of this region.